Archived News for Green Sector Professionals - June, 2013
An Australian scientist will Chair the Science Committee of the new international Future Earth initiative. CSIRO researcher Dr Mark Stafford-Smith has been appointed as the inaugural committee’s Chair, he will be joined by fellow Australian scientist Prof Xuemei Bai who was also named as a member.
In a major coup for the country, Tasmania's southern eucalypt forests and Great Western Tiers have been awarded the highest level of global recognition for environmental value, listing on the UN World Heritage register.
The author of an Australian Securities and Investment Commission report into fallen timber company Gunns’ alleged withholding of information from investors has given evidence in court. He says the company’s internal reports were very different from those given to shareholders.
As opposition to Coal Seam Gas initiatives in Australia continues to expand, the United States has begun claiming there is no link between gas fracking and underground water contamination.
A company with a real niche market in Australia has resumed operations. The country’s only biodiesel producer is jumping on a low Australian dollar and restarting exports.
A report by a Western Australian think tank has highlighted the massive potential of algae farming as a source for biofuel, billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
Queensland is reopening the Somerset Spillway Common which had been closed since sustaining damage in the 2011 floods, and is unveiling a plan to transform the Somerset region's network of dams into a natural tourism attraction.
Australia knows global warming better than most other countries, especially after the hottest January ever. Sydney aims to lead the country in solving the problems that cause global warming.